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ATutor Learning CMS sees 2.0.1 release

ATutor 2.0.1 was released today. This release is primarily a maintenance release, fixing a few bugs, refining some functionality, and extending a few features. If you are using ATutor 2.0 and everything is working okay for you, you probably do not need to upgrade. But, read on for a list of the significant changes.

Flowplayer Upgrade: The media player included with ATutor has been upgraded to Flowplayer Version 3.2.4. The upgrade includes additional support for mp3, mp4, and mov media formats when using the ATutor [media] tag, allowing these formats to play in ATutor without the need for plugins (only Flash is required).

Common Cartridge & AccessForAll Refinements: Further improvements to the first Common Cartridge with AccessForAll implementation has been included, now supporting mixed local and remote primary and secondary content. For example, a local video in an ATutor course can include adaptations from remote resources, such as a sign language alternative hosted on YouTube. Or visa versa, remote primary content (such as a YouTube video) can be matched with local adaptations of the video, such as a transcript, or perhaps an audio alternative. All content can be packaged and moved from course to course, moved in and out of the AContent repository, or imported into other systems that support Common Cartridge content interoperability standards.

Support for Big Files: Previous limits on the size of files that can be imported into ATutor, including backups, content cartridges,  and  content packages, have been raised significantly to provide better support for larger multimedia content.

Theme Refinements: Lots of adjustments have been made to the seven themes included with ATutor to better support a wide range of browsers, and to better support right-to-left languages. The Content Navigation menu has now been themed, so theme developers can modify the look and functionality of the menu in their themes.

Mobile Theme: The first version of the ATutor mobile theme is now  included with the ATutor public source code. Users can now use ATutor on their iPhone, Blackberry, or their Android mobile device.

Code Repository and Language database moved: The ATutor source code repository has now been moved to . Developers should update their development environment to point to the new location. The old location will become inactive in the near future.

Fixes and Adjustments: Too many bug fixes and feature adjustments to mention them all.
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